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INTRODUCTION This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and the results of robotic transperitoneal infrarenal aortic lymphadenectomy. METHODS Development of a technique of robotic transperitoneal infrarenal aortic lymphadenectomy in female cadavers and review of the results in 33 patients who underwent the newly developed technique as part of the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSCP) offers a minimally invasive approach for treating vaginal vault prolapse. The Da Vinci robotic surgical system may decrease the difficulty of the procedure. The objective of this study was to describe the surgical technique of robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RASCP) and evaluate its feasibility, safety, learning(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed safety and efficacy of an open laparoscopic entry technique. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients undergoing laparoscopy via open laparoscopic access over an 8-year period from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2006 is presented. RESULTS During the study period, 2010 consecutive subjects underwent laparoscopy. Recorded(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To estimate the efficacy of viewing an educational video in the acquisition of laparoscopic suturing skills. DESIGN A prospective observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Tertiary care academic medical institution. SUBJECTS Twelve candidates interviewing for the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive(More)
It is generally accepted that occlusion of a major coronary artery in the dog results in a transmural gradient of collateral blood flow, with the subepicardial region receiving the greatest perfusion. The lateral and base to apex distribution of collateral blood flow and of metabolic and functional consequences of ischemia have been more difficult to(More)
Previous reports of pubic osteomyelitis associated with bone anchors describe symptoms presenting 10 days to 12 months postoperatively with typical pathogens including Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Citrobacter, and Pseudomonas (Fitzgerald et al., Int Urogynecol J 10:346-348, 1999 Enzler et al., J Bone Jt Surg Am 81-A(12):1736-1740, 1999; Graham and(More)
BACKGROUND : Bowel injury is a rare but serious complication associated with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) sling procedures. CASE : A 50-year-old woman with a previous history of pelvic surgery underwent TVT for stress urinary incontinence. Surgery and the immediate postoperative period were unremarkable; however, she returned 5 months later with(More)